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Mexico plays hardball in jailing of union boss

February 27, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

A boat and jet ski sit tied to a private dock behind the home, right, owned by the family of Mexican union leader Elba Esther Gordillo in Coronado, Califonia, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Gordillo was arrested and accused Tuesday in Mexico of embezzling $160 million in union funds to pay for everything from California homes [&hellip...

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AP sources: US weighs direct aid to Syrian rebels

February 26, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Berlin on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Berlin is the second stop in Kerry’s first trip overseas as Secretary of State. (AP Photo/dpa,Maurizio Gambarini) PARIS (AP)...

Fiery balloon accident kills 19 tourists in Egypt

February 26, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

In this combo made from images from amateur video provided by Al-Jazeera, smoke pours from a hot air balloon over Luxor, Egypt, top left, before bursting, top right, and plummeting about 1,000 feet to earth, bottom left and right, on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013....

World’s postal services struggle with lower demand

February 26, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 photo, postman John Lahmert delivers mail in rural Otaki, New Zealand. New Zealand is considering cutting letter deliveries from six days a week to three as global demand for postal services dwindles. (AP Photo/Nick Perry) OTAKI,...

First female SKorean president faces NKorea crisis

February 24, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

South Korea’s new President Park Geun-hye waves to supporters while leaving her private residence for her inauguration ceremony at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. Park has become South Korea’s first female...

Egypt’s vote won’t calm turbulent streets

February 24, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 file photo, Egyptian Ultras, hard-core soccer fans, chant anti-president Mohammed Morsi slogans while attending a rally in front of the provincial government headquarters, unseen, in Port Said, Egypt. Egypt’s...

Cuba’s Raul Castro announces retirement in 5 years

February 24, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

Members of the National Assembly attend the closing session of the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2012. Cuba’s President Raul Castro accepted a new five-year term that will be, he said, his last as Cuba’s president and tapped...

Canada ambassador says he feels slighted by “Argo”

February 22, 2013 • Entertainment, World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 file photo, former Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor and his wife Pat, pose for photographers at the premiere of the film Argo in Washington. Taylor, Canada’s former ambassador in Iran, who protected Americans...

Oscar Pistorius gets bail as murder trial looms

February 22, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, silhoetted in front vehicle, center, arrives at a relatives home in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, Feb 22, 2013. Pistorius was released on bail and will return to court June, 4, 2013 to face a charge of pre-meditated murder...

Haiti’s ‘Baby Doc’ summoned to court after no-show

February 21, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this March 29, 2011 file photo, former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier, center, leaves Canape Vert hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Duvalier has spurned a judge’s order to appear in court, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, for a hearing...